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Peanut Desensitization Success & Animal Allergies

8/17/17:  Peanut Desensitization Success

A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. Importantly, this desensitization to peanuts persisted for up to four years after treatment. When the 18-month long experiment ended in 2013 some 80 percent of the kids were able to tolerate peanuts.

8/23/17:  Food Allergies in Animals like that of Humans

According to University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna, animals suffer from food allergies also. "In the case of dogs, cats or horses, however, the adverse reactions mostly affect the skin, followed by the gastrointestinal tract. 'Asthma or severe shock reactions have rarely been observed in animals,' notes Pali-Schöll."  The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is dedicating a group to concentrate on this issue.  Perhaps learning answers for animals will help humans as well.

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